Securing this biennial conference for the region is one of a number of recent event bid wins for Business Events Tasmania, demonstrating renewed confidence in the business events market. The business events sector took a major blow over COVID, with the industry grinding to a halt over shutdown. However, with the reopening of Tasmania’s borders, Business Events Tasmania is starting see an increase in requests from event organisers seeking to hold conferences or host groups in our state.
Worth $150 million annually for the Tasmanian economy, Tasmania’s business events sector welcomes over 45,000 visitors to Tassie per annum and provides strategic trade and investment opportunities for our key industries, bolstering the state’s knowledge economy with long-lasting legacies.
Business events provide a boost right across the visitor economy, with accommodation providers, tour and transport operators, local attractions, and cafes and restaurants all benefiting from this market. It is pleasing to see Tassie get some wins on the board as the industry starts to plan events beyond 2020.
The third Australian Industrial Hemp Conference will be held at Country Club Launceston 22 -25 March 2022. Tasmania currently produces around 80% of Australia’s low-THC cannabis. The conference is supported by Tasmania’s peak hemp body the Tasmanian Hemp Association.